Owner designed and constructed contemporary southwest passive solar home on the high desert mesa outside Taos, New Mexico, situated between views of Taos Mountain and the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.
Utilizing massive form-poured pumicecrete walls to shield from the prevailing north-west winds, a fully glazed heavy timber structure opens south and east to both heat and shade the house in the extreme summer and winter climate of northern New Mexico, mitigating the need for active mechanical systems.
High wood ceilings , wood casing and cabinetry and white plaster finishes in the open plan living area give way to views strategically oriented to the mountains and surrounding courtyard Two bedrooms share an artisan tiled bathroom, while the main bedroom suite with walk-in wardrobe, features bath with sunlight filled slate tile shower & spa-tub. Upstairs, the high ceiling studio features hardwood floors, balanced north light, built in cabinetry and counters.
The xeriscaped sunken courtyard, an outdoor living room that doubles the useable area of the house in season, complete with flagstone paths and patio, timber shade structure at outdoor dining and barbeque, raised planters throughout, high capacity catchment pond and water feature, fire ring and seating area, and private lawn and garden area off main bedroom with sunset spa.
See also on Modern Home Tours: http://newmexico.modernhometours.com/cck-design-johannes-kolshorn-143-tune-drive/
For Sale By Owner Home Prices for El Prado, New Mexico 87529